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Do you speak any languages other than English? #4634828
01/14/18 05:01 PM
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Michigan
ZZman Offline OP
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I know we have BITOG members from around the world here and many smart members. I am curious if you speak a foreign language and which one(s).


I can barely speak English.... Lol


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Re: Do you speak any languages other than English? [Re: ZZman] #4634829
01/14/18 05:02 PM
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In the shop
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In the shop
Nope, English is all I need


09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: Do you speak any languages other than English? [Re: ZZman] #4634841
01/14/18 05:11 PM
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MIchigan
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MIchigan
I can speak in tongues.

Re: Do you speak any languages other than English? [Re: ZZman] #4634843
01/14/18 05:13 PM
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TN
TTK Online content
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Nein, früher konnte ich Deutsch sprechen, but lost most of it it due to non-use.


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Re: Do you speak any languages other than English? [Re: ZZman] #4634850
01/14/18 05:22 PM
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New England
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Even though English is the official business language of the E.U. it helps to know some languages over there so you get how their brain works and you can modify your sentence structure in English to get your point across.
I did know a kid in college that was fluent in Japanese and was brought to business meetings to listen and observe the comments spoken and written in notes between Japanese business men.
Ever thought about your thinking process before you knew a language? What's the internal dialogue of an infant?


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Re: Do you speak any languages other than English? [Re: ZZman] #4634857
01/14/18 05:33 PM
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West Ma.
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West Ma.
Polish


Pete.
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Re: Do you speak any languages other than English? [Re: ZZman] #4634864
01/14/18 05:40 PM
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Nebraska
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I was stationed in Germany back in the mid 80's for 2 years and learned enough German to order a beer "Ich möchte ein Bier, bitte." and say thank you "Ich danke Ihnen" and that was enough. Later in college I took a class in German but struggled to get a "D" and never took another foreign language class until pre mob training for Iraq deployment in 07 and we spent about 3-4 days with Iraq language teachers and did lots on online training. I do not recall much of it anymore.

I do , however consider myself fairly fluent in both profanity and sarcasm.


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Re: Do you speak any languages other than English? [Re: TTK] #4634873
01/14/18 05:49 PM
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Reno, NV
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Originally Posted By: TTK
Nein, früher konnte ich Deutsch sprechen, but lost most of it it due to non-use.


Ich, auch.


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Re: Do you speak any languages other than English? [Re: ZZman] #4634884
01/14/18 06:05 PM
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The Midwest
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I can speak three languages and am a master of none. I'm first generation American as my parents are from Poland. I can speak Polish and Hebrew.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Re: Do you speak any languages other than English? [Re: ZZman] #4634894
01/14/18 06:15 PM
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English, Russian. I am thinking about studying Spanish. Makes it hard to do my job when people can't tell me they are dying. Irritating that I have to learn another language for some one else's needs, yet we are in the same situation. mad spank

Last edited by Dyusik; 01/14/18 06:15 PM. Reason: Русский

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Re: Do you speak any languages other than English? [Re: ZZman] #4634913
01/14/18 06:29 PM
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NY
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NY
In addition to English, I am fluent in 4... Ukrainian, Polish, German, and Russian. It's always nice to know other languages as you never know when it might be useful smile

Re: Do you speak any languages other than English? [Re: 137_Trenton] #4634921
01/14/18 06:40 PM
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
I can founder about with the bit of German I learned in high school.

Since I'm humanly sensitive and irresistibly urbane I can pick the most necessary words and get a point across.

My grammar isn't bad, it's non=existent.

WANT AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE? .....You do! GREAT
What do you call someone who speaks 2 languages?......bi-lingual
What do you call someone who speaks 3 languages?.....tri-lingual.
What do you call someone who speaks 1 language?.......American.

Re: Do you speak any languages other than English? [Re: ZZman] #4634926
01/14/18 06:44 PM
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Dallas,Tx USA
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Dallas,Tx USA
English,Spanish,and Tagalog here.


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
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Quaker State Ultimate Durability 5W20

Re: Do you speak any languages other than English? [Re: ZZman] #4634936
01/14/18 06:49 PM
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Buckley, Wa.
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Nope.....tried to learn a bit of Spanish from my Mexican born wife. Let's just say I've failed miserably.

She gets a bit of flak for her accent sometimes though. I tell her that the next time some gringo clown makes fun of you.....tell them you are fluent in two languages. Then ask them how many THEY speak. That usually shuts up the old pie hole!


2016 Honda Civic LX Coupe
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Re: Do you speak any languages other than English? [Re: ZZman] #4634953
01/14/18 07:00 PM
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Orlando, FL
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Spanish fluently.

I look 100% American with blue eyes, freaks out some Hispanics when I start speaking perfect spanish.
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